Given the amount of Instagram likes we had when we shared a sneak peek on our Instagram feed of Jennifer’s beautiful home on our feed last week I’d say that you lovely lot have been looking forward to this home tour very much. In fact it’s our first tour of 2017 and frankly the perfect home to start 2017 off on; in short it’s a beaut.
Perhaps most interestingly is that Jennifer actually rents her home, proof that despite the restrictions that a rental property possesses, you can still make your living space your very own, filled to the brim with your own interior style. Shall we take a look around…
Jennifer: We moved into our home two and a half years ago. We’re currently renting and it was a big decision to move into this property as it meant it would take us longer to finish saving for a home of our own. However, with an almost one year old, we were rapidly outgrowing our previous home and desperately needed more space. We soon became a family of four so it’s just as well in the long run. It’s very handy living within a stone’s throw of all the shops and we are within walking distance of lots of lovely parks. When the time comes to buy a house we’d quite like to move a bit further away from town in favour of more wide open spaces, especially for the kids.
This is where we spend the majority of our time. I adore white walls and luckily for us everything had been freshly painted when we moved in. The high ceilings give that extra sense of space and the huge windows let in so much light. The sofas and footstool were purchased from DFS and the dining table from Swoon Editions. I’m on the hunt for some new dining table chairs as these ones came with our old table which I snapped up on eBay years ago. I’m very much influenced by the seasons and so during the Winter I like to make everything super cosy and warm. Out come the extra blankets, fluffy cushion covers and sheepskin rugs. As this space has many uses I’ve introduced lots of lighting options to suit everyones needs. All the lamps are from Ikea and the ceiling pendants are from Cult Furniture. The rocker chair is from Cult Furniture also.
Our kitchen is tiny and so I’ve stored away as much as possible in the cupboards to free up work top space. We have a satellite cupboard next to the dining table for cutlery, table linen and additional glasses etc. It has really made me re-evalutate how much kitchenware we actually need. Surprisingly little! And I have to say it’s so much easier to keep surfaces clean and tidy.
When we eventually buy a house we’ll most likely go down the built-in wardrobe route so we didn’t want to spend a fortune on freestanding storage. Good old Ikea to the rescue, this is where we sourced the majority of our storage furniture.
The master bedroom is my favourite room. The light in the early morning and late afternoon is incredible. My aim was to keep everything as pared back as possible to retain the light and airy feeling. I find white very calming which, given the nature of the room, helps me to unwind and relax.
If you loved Jennifer’s beautiful home tour so far then you might want to see how she’s decorated her children’s rooms over on our sister blog Rock My Family today. Zachary and Skyler’s rooms are every bit as gorgeous as the rest of the house. Pop over and take a look…